August 2008

Coach Bishop has a Fungo

Fungo extradinaire Coach James Bishop works out the teams with infield and outfield drills.  What is a fungo you might ask? As defined by Merriam Webster dictionary, a fungo is: “a fly ball hit especially for practice fielding by a player who tosses a ball in the air and hits it as it comes down.”  

2008 RBI World Series - Day 2 - Coach Bishop Fungo


2008 RBI World Series - Day 2 - Coach Bishop hits the ball



The importance
of a well designed workout can not be overstated. Coaches like Coach Bishop have the immense experience with running a tight workout, which allows all the participants to be involved in the workout and for everyone to learn something.  His instruction on the field is critical so that players can understand the task at hand as well as ensuring the safety of all position players who workout. 

RBI World Series Day 2 – Workout Day

No games were played today as the young men from around the country all descended on the Urban Youth Academy for a half day of workouts.  Coaches from the Urban Youth Academy worked out the young men with a multitude of drills to help strengthen their abilities and showcase their skills in front of many Major League Baseball team scouts and the MLB Scouting Bureau. 

 2008 RBI World Series - Day 2 - Warm-up toss 


2008 RBI World Series - Day 2 - Houston Senior Bench 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For many of these kids, this is one of their first opportunity to play in front of this many scouts at one time. 

2008 RBI World Series - Day 2 - Twin Cities Seniors look on

 

 

 

 As important as workout is for development of these young men, at the Urban Youth Academy the ability to have fun and enjoy the great game of baseball is just as important.  Take the young men from Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.  Smiles never left their face and the joy of the game was evident by all those they came in contact with. 
Santo Domingo Senior boys

 -DMS

Team gathers before a game.

The senior team from Philadelphia huddled before taking the field.

 

Philadephia Senior Team huddles

 

-DMS

1st Pitch, 2nd throw at the 2008 RBI World Series!

2nd 1st pitch at the 2008 RBI World Series

1st Pitch from 2008 RBI World Series

1st Pitch at the 2008 World Series at the Urban Youth Academy

Group Photograph – 2008 RBI World Series!

Just thought I would share a great group photograph of all the teams participating in the 2008 RBI World Series.

Group photograph

Opening Ceremonies for RBI World Series at the UYA

As the event was getting kicked off, photographers gather to get a full group photo of all the teams participating in the 2008 RBI World Series.

Group Photo - photographers

Darrell Miller - photographers

Darrell Miller delivers the opening address to all the teams participating in the 2008 RBI World Series presented by KPMG at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton, CA.

 

 

Darrell Miller - photographers 2nd pic

Announcement regarding Workouts at UYA.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

  • The Urban Youth Academy will be unavailable for workouts during the RBI World Series from August 6th, 2008 through August 18th, 2008. 

    • There will be no Fall League 9-12 year old workouts as well during the RBI World Series from August 6th, 2008 through August 18th, 2008.  The coaches will contact players for rescheduling of workouts.  No schedules are available now, but all participants will be contacted regarding schedules.

RBI World Series in the news!

Yesterday, there was a nice write-up about the RBI World Series by Robert Falkoff of MLB.com.  As the RBI Series revs up, the Urban Youth Academy is getting everything ready to give the participants the best experience possible.  Banners are being hung. Equipment is getting prepped.  This should a great RBI World Series with alot of excitement.  Read the article and check back with the UYA blog often with updates! 

http://tinyurl.com/6xmbxj

 

-DMS

 

RBI World Series presented KPMG Schedule

It’s that time again!  The RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner cities) World Series is just around the corner.

 
RBI 6.JPG

Below you will find the schedule of the series as well as the Field Key. 

FIELD KEY

 CC: Cypress College**

CSDH: Cal State Dominguez Hills

CSLB: Cal State Long Beach

DGF: Dennis Gilbert Field at Los Angeles Southwest College

MLBS: MLB Academy Show field

MLB1: MLB Academy 1

MLBA: MLB Academy Softball field

 

** The Cypress College location will be changed.  An announcement on the blog will be made once an alternate site has been chosen.

 

Juniors Schedule

Thursday, August 7

9:45AM

                Tampa v. Detroit (CSDH)

                Santo Domingo v. Anaheim (DGF)

12:30PM

                Cleveland v. Jersey City (CSDH)

                Minneapolis v. Los Angeles (DGF)

Saturday, August 9

8:00AM

                Cleveland v. Tampa (CSDH)

                Santo Domingo v. Minneapolis (DGF)

10:45AM

                Detroit v. Cleveland (CSDH)

                Los Angeles v. Santo Domingo (DGF)

1:30PM

                Detroit v. Jersey City (CSDH)

                Los Angeles v. Anaheim (DGF)

4:15PM

                Jersey City v. Tampa (CSDH)

                Anaheim v. Minneapolis (DGF)

Sunday, August 10

8:00AM

                Playoffs (CSDH, DGF)

10:45AM

                Playoffs (CSDH, DGF)

1:30PM

                Playoff (CSDH, DGF)

Monday, August 11

9:00AM

                Championship (AS)

 

Seniors Schedule

Thursday, August 7

9:45AM

                Detroit v. Philadelphia (MLBS)

                Chicago v. Santo Domingo (MLB1)

12:30PM

                Miami v. Jersey City (MLBS)

                Los Angeles v. Houston (MLB1)

Saturday, August 9

8:00AM

                Jersey City v. Detroit (MLB1)

                Santo Domingo v. Los Angeles (MLBS)

10:45AM

                Detroit v. Miami (MLB1)

                Los Angeles v. Chicago (MLBS)

1:30PM

                Miami v. Philadelphia (MLB1)

                Chicago v. Houston (MLBS)

4:15PM

                Philadelphia v. Jersey City (MLB1)

                Houston v. Santo Domingo (MLBS)

Sunday, August 10

8:00AM

                Playoffs (MLBS, MLB1)

10:45AM

                Playoffs (MLBS, MLB1)

1:30PM

                Playoff (MLBS, MLB1)

Monday, August 11

12:30PM

                Championship (AS)


Softball Schedule

Wednesday, August 13

9:45AM

                Los Angeles v. Jersey City (CSDH)

                Pittsburgh v. Atlanta (MLBA)

11:45AM

                Santo Domingo v. Tampa (CSDH)

                Colorado v. Hawaii (MLBA)

Friday, August 15

8:00AM

                Tampa v. Los Angeles (CSLB)

                Jersey City v. Santo Domingo (CSDH)

                Atlanta v. Colorado (MLBA)

                Hilo v. Pittsburgh (CC)

10:30AM

                Los Angeles v. Santo Domingo (CSLB)

                Tampa v. Jersey City (CSDH)

                Atlanta v. Hilo (MLBA)

                Colorado v. Pittsburgh (CC)

Saturday, August 16

8:00AM

                Playoffs (CSLB, CSDH, MLBA, CC)

10:30AM

                Playoffs (CSLB, CSDH, MLBA, CC)

Sunday, August 17

9:00AM

                Championship (MLBA)

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